Resident Director (Women’s Residence Hall: Veda Hodge Hall)/Housing Coordinator


Website Howard Payne University

Office of Student Life

Job Title:                    Resident Director (Women’s Residence Hall: Veda Hodge Hall)/Housing Coordinator

Department:              Student Experience- Residence Life

Classification:           Full-Time Exempt Staff with full benefits, including applicable tuition waivers

Expectation and Condition of Employment – Howard Payne University, a church-related institution affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas, seeks to employ evangelical Christians who are dedicated to teaching and service as they model the principles of the Christian faith and the University’s sincere religious beliefs.

Howard Payne University (hereafter, University) is committed to the integration of learning and Christian faith in the pursuit of truth. Employees are expected to embrace the Christian Mission Statement and Core Values of the University and must support the University’s affirmation of traditional Christian and Baptist beliefs by leading lives of service through active involvement in Christian activities both on campus and through a local church.

Mission Statement – Howard Payne University is a Christ-centered academic community dedicated to excellence by developing and equipping the whole person for intellectual inquiry, personal and professional integrity, and service to God and humanity.

Core Values of Howard Payne University – Seeking to engage the life of the mind and the life of the Spirit, Howard Payne University affirms that:

  • God is the loving creator of all things and the author of all truth;
  • Because God is the author of all truth, open inquiry is an act of intellect and of faith and is to be wholly embraced;
  • Because open inquiry is an act of intellect and of faith, such efforts must proceed from rigorous academic standards and genuine commitment to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord;
  • For open inquiry to contain rigorous academic standards and genuine Christian commitment, there must be at all times a supportive learning environment that affirms human dignity for all as created in the image of God; and
  • Committing oneself to the teachings of Jesus will result in Christ-centered, God-honoring and humanity-serving life choices characterized by honesty, integrity, healthy lifestyles and personal responsibility.

Applicants offered contingent employment based on the University obtaining a clean background check agree the contingent offer of employment may be revoked based on the information obtained in the background check.

Job Summary: The Resident Director (RD) primarily assists with the operations of a residence life system comprised of three resident directors, 20-22 Resident Assistants (RAs), and 750 residents across three residence halls and several apartment units. Specifically, the RD oversees operational aspects of her assigned residence hall. As an integral position within the Student Experience team, the RD supports and administers many student development and residence life functions. The position directly supervises paraprofessional staff; recruits, selects, and trains paraprofessional staff; coordinates staff meetings; works with campus maintenance and housekeeping departments; manages hall budgets; addresses individual student concerns; has opportunities to advise student groups and organizations; develops community within living/learning environments; monitors and enforces published policies and regulations; facilitate student conduct meetings; develops co-curricular programming; and manages the residence life systems and residence hall operations. The RD participates in a duty rotation for weekends, holidays, and breaks.

Additionally, if the individual has the interests and qualifications, the RD may assist in the operations of other Student Experience areas. This is a full time, 12 month, live-in position in a women’s residence hall. The RD reports to the Vice President for Student Experience.The RD addresses the needs of residential students and the residential community by performing the duties listed under Essential Duties and Responsibilities on the Job Description.

Minimum Requirements: Only applicants meeting the minimum qualifications will be considered: 

Bachelor’s degree required. A Master’s degree in student development, counseling, or closely related area and a minimum of one year of experience in residence life or other student affairs/development area preferred. Expertise in the field of Student Development research, theory and practice is preferred.

Must be at least 21 years of age and maintain a valid Texas driver’s license to drive any vehicle, including personally owned vehicles, on behalf of the University. Must be able to meet the physical demands and work in the environment described in the Job Description.

 Application Procedure: To be considered for this position, please submit the following:

  • a letter of application addressing in detail how you meet the position requirements,
  • a resume’,
  • unofficial transcripts, and
  • a completed HPU Employment Application (available at: to:

Katrina Lynn

Director of Human Resources

Howard Payne University

1000 Fisk Avenue, Suite 210

Brownwood, TX 76801



Application Deadline: Until the position is filled.

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